Tag Archives: Patient Preference and Adherence

Potential Harms From Polypharmacy in the Elderly (BBC News / Age UK / EJCP / Bazian / Lancet Psychiatry)

Summary An Age UK report investigates the potential harms of over-prescribing medicines for older people. Older persons often remain on too many prescribed medicines, putting them at risk of side-effects, potentially resulting in falls and other forms of serious harm. … Continue reading

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Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Services (Royal Pharmaceutical Society)

Summary The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) have updated their “Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Services”, in light of the Francis Inquiry report . Updates to this document place more emphasis on increasing patient involvement and feedback in the development of services. … Continue reading

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Fixed-Dose Combination of Memantine Extended Release and Donepezil for Alzheimer’s Disease: Licensing Application Submitted to FDA (Biospace Inc.)

Summary A new drug application has been submitted to the FDA (in the United States) for a fixed-dose combination of memantine extended release and donepezil for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer’s Disease dementia. “Using the two drugs together … Continue reading

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Pharmacist-Based Donepezil Outpatient Consultation Service (Patient Preference and Adherence)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Donepezil delays the progression of cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), but the efficacy of pharmacotherapy … Continue reading

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